Reinado – Cigar Review

Cigar: Reinado Robusto Review
Wrapper: Dark and brown in color with some large veins.  It is an underwhelming Nicaraguan wrapper.
Construction: It is evenly packed but the draw is a little tight pre-light.  We will just have to light it up and see how it smokes.
Pre-light Notes: The Reinado has a nice slightly sweet earthy smell and some pepper and spice on the cold draw.  Overall it is a decent looking cigar and smells great.  Time to light up!

Flavor & Taste:
The first third has a slightly sweet and creamy earthy flavor with some pepper and spice on the finish.  The flavors are pretty good, but the draw is too tight.  Some prodding with the fingers and chewing helped.
The second third produced a woody and earthy flavor with a slightly sweet molasses flavor.  There is some subtle spice on the finish.  The draw on this sample (and my other one) is not great.
The final third was just like the second, only with bolder flavors.  Strong earth and molasses with pepper and lots of spice.  The draw improved a bit as it neared the end.  No burn corrections were necessary.
Overall: These samples were given to me by Reinado.  I found it to be a decent cigar with some positives and negatives.  First the negatives: difficult draw and fairly high price.  Now the positives: good flavors and long smoke time.  I think this is a good Nicaraguan cigar, but it is expensive at $8 to $9 a stick.  This site is very value oriented, so this is a hard one to recommend.  I would say if you are looking for something different to smoke, give it a shot.

Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 7/10
Wrapper: 3/5
Price Point: 5/10
Would I buy a Box: 2/5
Total: 34/50


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